The AppSec Skills Gap Is Widening Nearly 20% A Year. Here's How We Fix It.

A recent survey from Veracode and DevOps.com found that the majority of IT and development professionals weren’t required to take security courses in college – and they’re not receiving the necessary training from their employers. So, we have to ask: where does the fault lie? Should universities ramp up their security education – or does that responsibility fall on the industry? Perhaps the solution is somewhere in-between. Wall Street Journal columnist and author Gary Beach addresses these questions – and how to close the skills gap – in this month’s Cyber Second podcast.

Laura Paine is the senior content developer at Veracode, based in Burlington, MA. In this role, she is responsible for research, including publishing Veracode's annual State of Software Security Report, current events, and product content for the company blog. Prior to taking this role in content marketing, she was the global public relations and analyst relations manager.

 

 

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